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kulula passengers now get more choice for comfort
kulula passengers now get more choice for comfort

kulula.com, South Africa's privately owned low-fare airline, has announced that passengers now have the ability to pre-purchase emergency exit row seats which are located over-wing and at the front of the aircraft on kulula domestic flights.

29 May 2015 11:03

Protea Hotel Edward adds more rooms
Protea Hotel Edward adds more rooms

The venerable art deco doyen of Durban's Golden Mile is adding 30 new rooms to its existing 101 rooms in a renovation/construction process that will take approximately six months. The additions will comprise 27 standard rooms, two family rooms and one suite. 13 of the new rooms will be sea-facing.

28 May 2015 17:05

New minimum wage for hospitality sector
New minimum wage for hospitality sector

South Africa's Hospitality Sector minimum wage has been adjusted upward with effect from 1 July 2015.

28 May 2015 15:50

Nicholas Barenblatt
"But first let me take a selfie" - evolution of a lifestyle brand

We live in an age in which the expression "but first let me take a selfie" applies as much to brand messaging as it does to your average Gen X-er before he heads out for the night.

By Nicholas Barenblatt 28 May 2015 12:32

Hotels.ng gets $1.2 million investment
Hotels.ng gets $1.2 million investment

Hotels.ng, the Nigerian hotel booking website, has secured an investment of $1.2 million from the EchoVC Pan-Africa Fund, a seed-stage technology fund, and Omidyar Network, the investment vehicle of eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. The funding round follows the company's 2013 seed investment of $225,000 from Lagos-based Spark.ng.

28 May 2015 11:17

Exciting new developments at Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Estate
Exciting new developments at Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Estate

The award-winning Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Estate, just west of Mossel Bay, is undergoing a number of superlative renovations and upgrades that will add great value to homeowners and visitors alike.

Issued by Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Estate 28 May 2015 11:00

What you need to know about South Africa's new laws when travelling with under 18s
What you need to know about South Africa's new laws when travelling with under 18s

To assist travellers to South Africa with their plans, Cape Town Tourism has created a summary of some of the typical questions that come up for parents travelling with children or who wish to send their children on a trip.

27 May 2015 09:39

Five gadgets to transform the way you travel
Five gadgets to transform the way you travel

Whether you're a seasoned business traveller or just recently started globetrotting, having the right gadgets can make your trip more manageable - and enjoyable. Here are 5 gadgets you should consider for any upcoming trips.

By Nafisa Akabor 27 May 2015 09:38

Platform set to boost winelands tourism in SA
Platform set to boost winelands tourism in SA

Sideways Tours', an innovative platform, offers a simple, user-friendly centralised booking portal that allows users to discover and book bespoke wineland tour itineraries according to their personal interests.

26 May 2015 16:39

Cape Town remains top destination for business events
Cape Town remains top destination for business events

Cape Town has retained its position as the number 1 destination for business events in Africa, according to the recent 2014 International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Country and City rankings.

26 May 2015 10:34

Making conferencing work for you! - Gauteng Tourism Authority
Making conferencing work for you!

Thoughts of putting together a conference can be frustrating when we are faced with uninspired feelings of "here we go, same old, same old". The challenge for conference venues (and conference organisers) is to continually strive to bring new and industrious ways of enhancing the conference experience - from team-building to healthy food options, innovative technology and up-to-date meeting rooms and facilities - and not at the expense of efficient, professional and personal service.

Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 26 May 2015 10:20

SA's tourism sector set to flourish
SA's tourism sector set to flourish

Improved competitiveness and significant government support have strengthened South Africa's claim to be the leading sub-Saharan tourism destination, though new visa regulations and fallout from anti-immigrant protests could affect its appeal in the short term.

26 May 2015 10:02

A forest lodge with beach access near Cape Town
A forest lodge with beach access near Cape Town

Curmudgeonly. That's what I've become. Rather than focus on the extraordinary value in winter (two for the price of one), the thicket of gnarled milkwoods and coastal forest, wonderful sea views, I'm focusing on the loud music and revelry from the wedding. You should know that sea-facing executive room, Guinea fowl, is about as near to the timber banquet room as you can get. As I'd said - curmudgeonly.

By Brian Berkman 25 May 2015 09:58